Albert Manero wins Fulbright Fellowship to conduct doctoral research at DLR in Cologne, Germany
Prapoojith Arcot is an undergraduate student majoring in Aerospace Engineering. His research interests are aerospace structures and materials. He is currently part of the CMAS team, researching the effects of CMAS on TBCs and effective ways to alleviate its effects. He is a member of SEDS, AIAA and Lunar Knights Mining Club. He is currently a member of the Propulsion team of UCF High Power Rocketry team and the Base and Motion team in Lunar Knights which participates in the annually held NASA RMC: Lunabotics. His hobbies include watching and playing soccer, following Formula One and working out. He joined the lab in Fall 2020.
Felix is an undergraduate student who is majoring in Aerospace Engineering and pursuing a minor in Materials Science & Engineering and a minor in Math. He is interested to learn further about structure applications of composite materials at high-temperature environments. Currently, he is a member of SEDS-UCF and AIAA student organizations. He is the UCF Rocketry 2019-2020 airframe & composites manufacturing team lead. He works as a Propulsion Engineering Intern focusing on Structures and Materials at Rocket Crafters. His hobbies include designing, building, and launching high power rockets, watching space launches at Cape Canaveral, and playing the Alto Saxophone. He joined the lab in Summer 2020.
Rohan is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Computer Science and Math. He is interested in materials research and additive manufacturing currently looking at high-temperature testing for materials in aerospace applications. He is a member of UCF’s AIAA, ASME, and IEEE student engineering organizations. His hobbies include photography, cooking, and re-watching SpaceX Live streams. Rohan joined the lab in the Summer of 2020.
Nya is an undergraduate student pursuing a Aerospace Engineering Bachelor’s degree and is interested in research. He is a member of AIAA, NSBE and SHPE. He is currently researching into high temperature materials for aerospace applications. His future aspirations involve helping expand humanity to outer space. He joined the lab in Fall 2019.
Vanessa is an undergraduate honors student pursuing a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering and minors in Computer Science and Mathematics. She is currently a part of the CMAS team, researching how CMAS degrades TBCs in jet engines and how to mitigate its effects. She’s a member of SEDS-UCF, ASME-UCF, a student leader in ELI2, and sousaphone (tuba) player in Marching and Jammin’ Knights. In the past, she has worked at SimBlocks.io as a software development intern and at PeakActivity as an Innovation Intern, and she currently works as a CWEP at Lockheed Martin under Infrared Search and Track, specializing in algorithm development. Her hobbies include programming, sports, keeping up with space-related news, videogames, practicing and composing music, and painting. She joined the lab in Summer 2020.
Perla is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and is interested in aerospace materials research. Perla transferred from Polk State College where she completed her Associate of Arts degree. She is a participant of the L.E.A.R.N. program at the University of Central Florida. Her hobbies include running and playing soccer. Perla joined the lab in Fall 2018.
Reed N., Latorre-Suarez P., Vo K., Hoover R., Esteves R., Olvera A., Hernandez H., Raghavan S., “Stress Sensing of Alumina-Epoxy Coatings with Varying Volume Fractions of Alumina Particles using Photoluminescence Piezospectroscopy” Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence, UCF, April 2019.
Terrence is a senior undergraduate student pursing a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering while taking masters coursework in anticipation of pursing a Masters in Aerospace Engineering. He is interested in structures and materials, suitably joining the CMAS team. He has 2 years of technical internship experience with various engineering companies including: Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Sparton Defense and Security. Additionally, he is proudly serving in the United States Air Force Reserve as an RF Transmissions Technician. His hobbies include woodworking, tinkering, fishing, and working out. Terrence joined the team in Summer 2020.
Annie is a sophomore undergraduate honors student majoring in Aerospace Engineering and minoring in Intelligent Robotic Systems. She is currently working on the hypersonic research team focusing on hypersonic high temperature material research. She’s a member of the Burnett Honors Congress and SEDS-UCF. She is also in the CWEP program as an intern with Lockheed Martin and UCF. Some of her hobbies include running and biking, watching science YouTube videos, and rewatching old football games. She joined the lab in Summer of 2020.
Ryan is currently an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is interested in aerospace materials research. He is currently working with the group’s ALOX team, researching the use of alumina particles for non-destructive stress and damage detection in composite and metallic materials for various aerospace applications. He is a member of UCF’s AIAA and ASME student engineering organizations. His hobbies include drawing and swimming. Ryan joined the team in Spring 2015.
Remelisa Esteves, Johnathan Hernandez, Khanh Vo, Ryan Hoover, Gregory Freihofer and Seetha Raghavan, “Measurements for stress sensing of composites using tailored piezospectroscopic coatings“, AIP Advances, 9(5), 055201 (2019).
Remelisa Esteves, Ryan Hoover, Khanh Vo, Sanjida A. Jahan, Sandip Haldar, Seetha Raghavan, “Application of Stress Sensing Coatings on Metal Substrates with a Sub-surface Notch,” 2019 AIAA SciTech Forum, San Diego, California, 7-11 January 2019
Remelisa Esteves, Ryan Hoover, Khanh Vo, Seetha Raghavan, “Piezospectroscopic coatings: Effects of alumina nanoparticle volume fraction on stress-sensing,” Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), Long Beach, California, 21-25 May 2018.
Sanjida A. Jahan, Mohamed Abdelgader, Eric Barker, Johnathan Hernandez, Ryan Hoover, Hao Pan, Yuanli Bai, Declan Carolan, Ambrose Taylor, Seetha Raghavan, “Effect of Functionalization on Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (HCFRP) Composites Using Piezopectroscopy,” 2018 AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Kissimmee, Florida, 8–12 January 2018.
Estefania Bohorquez, Brooke Sarley, Johnathan Hernandez, Ryan Hoover, Laurene Tetard, Ravisankar Naraparaju, Uwe Schulz, Seetha Raghavan, “Investigation of the Effects of CMAS-infiltration in EB-PVD 7% Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia via Raman Spectroscopy,” 2018 AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, , Kissimmee, Florida, 8–12 January 2018.
Alex Selimov, Ryan Hoover, Quentin Fouliard, Albert Manero II, Peter Dackus, Declan Carolan, Ambrose Taylor, Seetha Raghavan, “Characterization of Hybrid Carbon Fiber Composites using Photoluminescence Spectroscopy,” 58th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Grapevine, Texas, 9-13 January 2017.
Reed N., Latorre-Suarez P., Vo K., Hoover R., Esteves R., Olvera A., Hernandez J., Raghavan S., “Stress Sensing of Alumina-Epoxy Coatings with Varying Volume Fractions of Alumina Particles using Photoluminescence Piezospectroscopy” Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence, UCF, April, 2019.
Bohorquez E., Barrett C., Hoover R., Tetard L., Raghavan S., “Raman Studies on EB-PVD 7%Yttria – Stabilized Zirconia coatings with CMAS Deposits,” ECI: Thermal Barrier Coatings V Conference, Irsee, Germany, July, 2018.
Vo K., Esteves R., Abdelgader M., Hoover R., Jahan S., Raghavan S., “Spectroscopic Analyses of Composite Materials Using a Spectroscopic Portable System”, Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence, UCF, April, 2018.
Hoover R., Bohorquez E., Ganesan J.P., Rossman L., Naraparaju R., Schulz U., Raghavan S., “Investigation of the Effects of CMAS-ingressed Thermal Barrier Coatings via Piezospectroscopy”, Showcase of Undergraduate Excellence, 2017.
Selimov A., Hoover R., Villegas V., Manero A., Dackus P., Carolan D., Taylor A., Raghavan S., “Mechanical Analysis of Hybrid Carbon Fiber Reinforced with Alumina Nanoparticles via Piezospectroscopy”, Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence UCF, 2016.